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Vendors who served in war reflect on the death of bin Laden

Veterans who work as Times Square vendors speak out on the death of the most wanted man in the world.

Hip-hop artists raise HIV/AIDS awareness within African-American community
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Hip-hop artists raise HIV/AIDS awareness within African-American community

Local artists perform at M.A.D. Wednesday’s to promote HIV/AIDS awareness.

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City fitness program gets New Yorkers to shed the pounds

Shape Up NYC, a new program with the Department of Parks and Recreation, is encouraging New Yorkers to slim down and tone up.

Anti-abortion groups target African-Americans
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Anti-abortion groups target African-Americans

Billboards are part of a national campaign to deter Africans-Americans from having an abortion.

NYC Cold:  Homeless man seeks other places to stay warm
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NYC Cold: Homeless man seeks other places to stay warm

“The shelters are a zoo,” he said of crowded city shelters.

Philadelphia Life: In memory of lost loved ones, women band together to fight crime
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Philadelphia Life: In memory of lost loved ones, women band together to fight crime

Mothers in Charge are fighting to reduce crime and mentor young criminals.

Amid brownstones, neighborhood morphs
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Amid brownstones, neighborhood morphs

Carroll Gardens, a Brooklyn neighborhood, has changed drastically since Stuart Zagnit moved there 20 years ago.

NYC Marathon: The Dunkin’ Donuts water station
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NYC Marathon: The Dunkin’ Donuts water station

It was the volunteers at the watering stations and bystanders from other neighborhoods who cheered the loudest in Williamsburg.

Group uses theater to promote peace
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Group uses theater to promote peace

One group seeks to promote peace through public readings and performances of literature from around the world.

Justice sought for death of Brooklyn man
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Justice sought for death of Brooklyn man

Family and friends of a mentally ill man who died in 2008 after he was Tased by an NYPD officer held a candlelight vigil this week.